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Thursday 24 August 2017

Aid agencies alarmed by attacks against Palestinian educational facilities ahead of the new school year

This week, two educational facilities have been targeted by Israeli authorities, taking the total up to three in the last fortnight alone. On the day before the start of the new school year, the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA)[1] entered the community of Jubbet adh-Dhib and dismantled the elementary school in the final stages of construction.

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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Marawi three months on: Tens of thousands of children face disrupted education, dire living conditions, and psychosocial distress

Three months on from the deadly siege in the southern Philippine city of Marawi, tens of thousands of children continue to face a grim daily struggle since first escaping the violence.

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Monday 21 August 2017

Central Bangladesh awaits 'torrent of water' as death toll from South Asia floods nears 700

Central and southern Bangladesh are bracing for devastation as flood waters that wreaked havoc in the country’s north begin the long journey to the Bay of Bengal.

More than 20 million people have been impacted by the region’s worst flooding in years. The death toll across the three countries stands at almost 700, including more than 440 in India alone.

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Sunday 20 August 2017

Severe malnutrition rates shoot up across Kenya, leaving more than 70,000 children at risk of death

Nearly 73,000 children in Kenya are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available.

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Saturday 19 August 2017

Almost 20 million people affected by deadly flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Almost 20 million people are affected by flooding that’s inundated large swathes of Bangladesh, Nepal and India following heavy monsoon rains – with over 10 million reportedly now affected in India’s Bihar state alone.

Across northeast India, monsoon rains have intensified, triggering a fresh wave of flooding in Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states. The flooding in India since July has left over 17 million people affected, with numbers expected to increase over the next few days.

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